Guiyang churches 贵阳的教堂, uploaded at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98531730@N02/9962789736/
from top: Catholic church in Qingyan Ancient Town, Guiyang South Catholic Church, Guiyang North Catholic Church, Liuchongguan Catholic Church 六冲关天主教堂 (on the grounds of the Guizhou Botanical Garden, northeast Guiyang), and the Guiyang Convent of Notre Dame of the Sacred Heart 圣母堂. [Note: Some confusion about the last two items.] See Chinese description at: http://www.gzxmb.com/thread-227885-1-1.html Photo of chapel uploaded at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98531730@N02/10050480644/, from L’oeil des Francais aux Guizhou 漂移的视线： 两个法国人眼中的贵州， ISBN 7-221-05444-4/K.572
Catholic churches in Guizhou (from http://map.chinacath.org/default.asp?page=40 ):
2131、都匀市天主堂 (贵州省-都匀市) [详细]: 贵州省都匀市环东北路167号 (2012-3-10)
2129、雷家屯耶稣圣心堂 (贵州省-雷家屯) [详细]: 贵州省石阡县雷家屯 (2012-3-10)
2128、德江县天主堂 (贵州省-德江县) [详细]: 贵州省德江县中华街22-23号 (2012-3-10)
2124、镇宁天主堂 (贵州省-安顺市) [详细]: 贵州省镇宁布依族苗族自治县城关镇南街天主堂 (2012-1-26)
2121、花溪区圣若瑟天主堂 (贵州省-贵阳市) [详细]: 贵州省花溪区高坡镇苗族乡 (2012-3-10)
2120、清镇县天主堂 (贵州-) [详细]: 贵州省清镇县新华路260号 (2008-10-18)
2114、安龙天主堂 (贵州省-安龙) [详细]: 贵州省安龙县公园路7号 (2012-3-10)
2113、望谟天主堂 (贵州省-望谟县) [详细]: 贵州省望谟县 (2012-3-10)
2110、兴义市天主堂 (贵州省-兴义市) [详细]: 贵州兴义市老城街 (2012-3-10)
2109、花江天主堂 (贵州省-花江县) [详细]: 贵州省花江县 (2008-10-18)
2108、遵义市天主堂 (贵州-遵义市) [详细]: 贵州遵义市红花岗民主路元天宫巷4 号 (2012-3-10)
2107、桐梓天主堂 (贵州省-桐梓县) [详细]: 贵州省桐梓县 (2012-3-10)
2106、绥阳县天主堂 (贵州省-绥阳县) [详细]: 贵州省绥阳县 (2012-3-10)
2105、石阡县天主堂 (贵州省-石阡县) [详细]: 贵州省石阡县新华街546号 (2012-3-10)
2104、余庆天主堂 (贵州省-余庆县) [详细]: 贵州省余庆县 (2008-10-18)
2103、黄平天主堂 (贵州省-黄平县) [详细]: 贵州省黄平县旧州镇 (2012-3-10)
2102、铜仁县天主堂 (贵州省-铜仁县) [详细]: 贵州省铜仁县天主堂 (2012-3-10)
2101、六盘水市钟山区天主堂 (贵州省-六盘水市) [详细]: 贵州省六盘水市新桥路178号 (2010-12-3)
2100、露德圣母堂 (贵州省-贵定县黔南布依族苗族自治州) [详细]: 贵州省贵定县云务区犀头岩 (2010-2-9)
2099、贵阳新华路天主堂 (贵州省-贵阳市) [详细]: 贵阳市新华路兴隆街天主堂 (2012-3-5)
2097、麻池天主教堂 (内蒙古自治区-包头) [详细]: 包头火车站南麻池加油站东100米 (2013-2-14)
2096、惠水县德肋撒堂 (贵州省-黔南布依族苗族自治州) [详细]: 贵州省惠水县 (2010-2-9)
2095、青岩镇天主堂 (贵州省-) [详细]: 贵州省花溪区青岩镇 (2008-10-18)
2094、贵阳市圣若瑟主教座堂（北堂） (贵州省-贵阳市) [详细]: 贵州省贵阳市陕西路166号 (2012-3-21)
visit to Guiyang North Catholic Church 贵阳北天主教堂, Aug 2013, from left: Jack, Cecilia, Ray, Berte,
see larger image at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98531730@N02/9567521478/sizes/k/in/photostream/
Church built in 1875. Has a seminary training young Chinese priests. Mass every Sunday at 9:00 am, 7:00 pm. Address: 云岩区陕西路166号天主教堂 No. 166 Shaanxi West Rd, near Youyi Road.
‘North’ Catholic Church in Guiyang 贵阳北天主教堂 in the late 1800 (built in 1875),
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Saint Agnes Tsao Kou Ying (also Saint Agnes Tsao Kouying or Saint Agnes Kouying Tsao) was a Chinese martyr saint who was martyred for preaching the Gospel to the Chinese in Guangxi. Like most other Chinese Martyrs, she was a layperson, not a member of the clergy.
Agnes Tsao Kou Ying was born in the small village of Wujiazhai in Guizhou Province in 1821. Her family was a traditional Catholic family originally from Sichuan Province. Agnes later left her hometown to work in the city of Xingyi after her parents died. There, she met a Catholic woman who let her live with her. Soon, Bishop Bai came to visit Xingyi, and found out that she was without family so he took her to the local parish to learn more about Christianity. Being clever and quick, Agnes learned very quickly from the Bishop.
When Agnes became eighteen, she married a local farmer, but her brother and sister-in-law treated her as an outsider (for she was Christian), and did not consider her a part of the family. Therefore, Agnes was left with nothing to eat. Things became worse for Agnes when her husband died two years later and she was driven out of the house. In order to support herself, she took odd jobs as a helper. Then a pious Catholic widow invited Agnes to stay with her. Being a kind and generous woman, she loved to help others. She also had a good understanding of the Scriptures and the teachings of the Church. Whenever a priest visited them this widow received the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. With such an example before her, Agnes was able to cultivate her own spirituality.
One day, when Fr. Ma (Auguste Chapdelaine) was in town, he discovered how well Agnes knew the faith and asked her to move toGuangxi Province for some missionary work, especially for teaching the Catholic faith to some 30-40 Catholic families living there (Catholics were very few in those days). In 1852, she went out to the town of Baijiazhai in Xilan County and made it her preaching headquarters, teaching the Catholic faith to places all over Guangxi. She also taught the native Chinese how to cook and manage a household. During her spare time, Agnes even helped people babysit.
Arrest and execution
One day, however, when she was helping out in Yaoshan, Guangxi (near present-day Guilin, Guizhou) in 1856, the local government decided to take some measures against the Christians living in that area. Agnes was taken into custody along with many other Catholics, but they were soon released; only Agnes and Father Ma had to stay in prison. Father Ma later died in prison. The county magistrate tried to persuade Agnes to deny her faith under the promise that if she did, she would be released. However, Agnes was unmoved. Then the magistrate threatened torture, but she showed no fear. Finally, on January 22, the magistrate decided on her punishment. He had her locked in a cage so small that she could only stand up, but her spirit never failed. She prayed repeatedly, “God, have mercy on me; Jesus save me!” Then, on January 25, she cried in a loud voice: “God, help me!” and died.
Beatification and canonization
Pope Leo XIII proclaimed her “Blessed” on May 27, 1900, and Pope John Paul II canonized her as a Martyr-Saint on October 1, 2000.
There is a Chinese Catholic church in Markham, Ontario named after her. Today, she is one of the few canonized Chinese Catholic martyrs.
•Catholic Online. “Bl. Agnes Tsao-Kouying.” Catholic Online. 2009. Catholic Online. 21 March 2009. .
•Saint Agnes Kouying Tsao Catholic Church. “Our Patron Saint – Saint Agnes Tsao Kou Ying.” Saint Agnes Kouying Tsao Catholic Church. 2006. Saint Agnes Kouying Tsao Catholic Church. 21 March 2009. .
Maryknoll was established in 1911 as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America by the Bishops of the United States. Responsibility for its development fell to two diocesan priests, Fr. James Anthony Walsh of Boston and Fr. Thomas Frederick Price of North Carolina, with the commission to recruit, send and support U.S. missioners in areas around the world. On June 29, 1911, Pope Pius X blessed the founding of Maryknoll. Maryknoll’s first missioners left for China in 1918. Today there are over 450 Maryknoll priests and Brothers serving in countries around the world, principally in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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We have the pleasure of updating you on the various projects we have done in Guizhou this year.
You may recall, Guizhou was hit with natural disasters several times this year. At the beginning, it was
a severe drought, causing loss of farm animals and crops. Then it was hit with floods followed by
landslides and loss of lives and properties. The people of Guizhou had a specially hard time this year.
During the crisis, we managed, with the help of our donors and support groups, to raise enough
money in one year to build 5 water projects at an average cost of only about $6000 per project, with
long term benefits to numerous poor families. This is the highlight of the year 2010. Other projects are
as listed below:
A Medical Mission:
I. Medical exchange in Zhenning 鎮宁 county hospital. (2007)
II. Built 3 village medical clinics. (2008)
III. Free medical clinic in 打洞村 village in Guizhou. (2009)
a) provided free medical services and medications to villagers
b) distributed warm clothing and shoes to children.
IV. Free medical and dental clinics in 甲定 & 高坡 villages (23 & 24/10/2010)
(a) provided free medical/dental services and medications to villagers
(b)donated blankets and rice to the poorest families.
B. English teaching mission:
V. English teaching in Guiyang city. (2009). The first teaching was conducted by Irene Tan, a
volunteer from Singapore. We hope to be able to expand this mission to reach out especially to young
people in the future.
C. Village development mission: (in partnership with the Asia-Bridge Development Agency ABDA
of Fr. Matthew Carpenter)
VI. Housing project: in Jianpo village. 尖坡（completed 2008）
VII. Water projects: We have completed 7 water projects with the help of support groups in
1. Pianpo 偏坡,( 2009)
2. Si Da Zhai School 四大寨小學.(2009)
3. Nonchang 農場, (2010)
4.Tangtou 塘頭. (2010)
5. Sha Ba 沙埧. (2010)
6. Xiao Niu Chang School 小牛場小學. (2010)
7. Tianba 田埧. (2010)
D. Education mission:
VIII. Anlong High School 安龍中學(the only high school run by the Catholic Church in China.)
Built an activity platform (completed 2009)
(from wykontario.org/wykaao_doc/documents/Guizhou%20Rose%20Soci… )
(A) Village development (Infrastructure): (1) Total of 10 water projects undertaken this fiscal year (2) One farm machinery project (3) 1 house building project (B) Medical & health: (4) Guizhou 2 village clinics (5) Shaanxi 5 village clinics (6) Medical aid to 3 sick patient
Business Number: 836244210RR0001
2012 Revenues: $116,112
2012 Expenditures: $144,632
(from chimp.net/charities/guizhou-rose-charitable-society )
My Week in Guizhou Province, China (Part I)__Vincent Lee (65)
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My Week in Guizhou Province, China Oct. 2010Part I: The Medical Mission – with the Guizhou Rose Society of EdmontonA typical day of “free clinic” to a village named Goa-Bor (高坡), about 1.5 to 2 hours by car going uphill. I was told the village is located at the highest elevation (~1500 meters) within a 4 to 5 hour (travel distance) radius of Guiyang. Here are some highlights of the day in point form:- Arrived Quiyang from Chengsha the night before (after ~2 weeks touring Southeast China (江南) and Zhangjiajie (張家界). Was picked up by the Guiyang bishop’s driver at 7am and taken to Goa-Bor village; arrived at around 8:40AM.
– Met up with Dr. Tai and the physician and nurses from Singapore. Met Guiyang’s bishop, a friendly man, very supportive of all aspects of our work. They rounded up about 13 or 14 Catholic doctors from Guiyang’s hospitals and clinics, with Dr. Tai, the doctor from Singapore and myself, we had about 16 doctors from all disciplines; neurologist, paediatrician, gynaecologist, internists, general and orthopaedic surgeons, ophthalmologist….., a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physician-herbalist, acupuncturist, and a TCM-massage therapist. I was the only dentist. The entire group is made up of over 30 personnel including laboratory technicians, pharmacists, a few priests and nuns (to help guide patients where to go and whom to see).
– The “open clinic” site was a large concrete pad in front of the local village health station. When I arrived, most doctors and volunteer workers were already there – some busily putting up the big “free clinic” poster-sign and banner, others carrying furniture (tables and desks from a nearby school) to set up the clinic benches. I was allotted a desk space at one end of the long clinic bench, behind me was a post where I could hang up a poster of dental and head/neck anatomy. I also brought a big model of teeth and a matching tooth brush that my hygienist and I used to teach kids how to brush at the office. The mission group brought for me big boxes and boxes of Oral-B toothbrushes and Colgate toothpaste to be given away.
– I was told there was not too much of “pre-advertizing” of the free clinic other than by word of mouth. At first, there were only a few curious villagers standing around watching, drawn by the poster-banner saying something like “Welcome to the free medical clinic at Goa-Bor Village ……sponsored by the Guizhou Catholic Church…..” (歡迎貴州天主教愛心義診活動在高坡鄉開展), The poster also bears the emblem of a large pink rose, representing the “Guizhou Rose Society of Edmonton, Canada”. Within an hour of our opening shop, we had a sizable crowd milling around, asking questions, and we had a line-up at the registration desk.
– The way it worked: We had many school tables forming an “L-shape” bench, with a short arm and a much longer arm. At one end (the “beginning”) of the short arm was the “Inquiry and Registration” Desk; villagers who wanted help would fill out a Registration Form. Next to it were a number of nurses who spoke with the registrants to decide which doctor or doctors (specialties) they would/should see – acting like a “triage” desk.
(e.g. A young mother with a 3-yr old child: major complaints: headaches, some gynae. problems, child had a rash and runny nose…… They would go through the blood pressure desk, the blood screening desk, see the neurologist, gynaecologist, paediatrician and probably end up in front of me to get the kid’s teeth looked at for development and caries, and the mom’s mouth too.)
If they required medications, prescriptions would be written on their Registration-Consultation Form, and they would go the Pharmacy Desk at the far end of the bench to pick up their free drugs.- At another location, they set up an actual “bed” for acupuncture and massage therapy. I saw (mostly) older folks with crutches and limps being treated there all day.- There were close to 400 villagers seen that day, according to “Registration Desk” numbers – probably very close to the number of tooth brush/tooth paste sets I (and my helpers) gave away by the end of the day.
– After thoughts: I’ve heard from other dentists who go on missions in many other parts of the world including northwest China that the bulk of their work in remote villages has to do with infection control and emergency extractions to relieve pain. Interesting thing about these villagers, their main problem was actually not pain or acute infections. Their main problem was gum disease (or periodontitis), with tons of plaque and calculus. There was certainly a fair share of cavities, but no acute abscesses. There was almost universal occlusal abrasion in the older adults, with very little mobility. It may have to do with their diet, consisting of mainly coarse fibrous food and very little sweets. If I had the equipment and had to extract teeth, I would only have to extract 4 in 4 separate individuals, all older villagers, due to mobility and advance periodontal involvement. None of them were in acute pain, probably because these sites were self draining (no pressure build up). I put them on a course of antibiotics and pain killers, and told them these teeth would have to be taken out by a dentist if they hurt badly or if they gum/face swelled up. Truth is, they would eventually become so mobile that they would fall out on their own.
My Week in Guizhou Province, China (Part II)__Vincent Lee (65)
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Part II: The Water Projects – with the Guizhou Rose Society of EdmontonIn the initial stages of Dr. Tai’s efforts to help the village people in Guizhou, he ran into considerable amount of difficulties in terms of finding the “right” people to help do the work; making trustworthy contacts, setting priorities…. and so on. Sad to say, there is still quite a bit of corruption going on. E.g.: In one instance, Dr. Tai was taken in by titled mid-level provincial “officials” who met him ostensibly to “represent and promote” the best interests of the villagers and townfolks, but at the end of the day, they lined their own pockets with donated money from the Guizhou Rose Society. Fortunately, after all that disappointment, Dr. Tai was able to connect up with Matt, who has been working in the Guiyang area for the past 44 years – an amazing gentleman, 75 and looks like 65(!), and walks fast! Now together with other local church contacts, they work together well. What I am describing is the fruits of their hard work.Last year, Dr. Tai and Matt and his young assistant,Tom, visited several villages in the hills within few hours drive from Guiyang. What they found was almost universal in these villages. They are usually located in mid-hill, with a single road going in/out, with electricity but no (piped-in) clean water. Everyday, kids would carry two buckets, walk down narrow paths in the sometimes steep hills to get to the bottom of the valley where there is usually a little river or stream to get water. These paths can become slippery in the rain. By the time they get back up, half of the water is spilled, and the remaining half is muddy. I’d imagine they probably have to do this several times a day.
We don’t normal think of it in the west, we turn the tap on and it’s there! Clean water is the life line to decent living; not only essential for cooking and drinking, but for personal hygiene. Physicians from Guiyang would tell you that it is very difficult to treat and control infections (e.g. of the skin) in these villagers, because they (e.g. husband and wife, kids…) would “reinfect” each other due to lack of (water for) hygiene. The gentlemen saw this need, and they decided the Rose Society would do something to help. Here’s what they did.- Through church contacts in Guiyang, they found a young civil engineer perishioner willing and eager to provide volunteer help. This fellow (I met at a dinner) designed everything, made contacts for purchasing materials, lined up local labour….., and kept an eye on everything. All water project designs are all similar – to keep it simple. This is what I saw.
– In this village we visited (inspected the finished work), they drilled a deep well into the water table and installed an electric pump; all enclosed in a small concrete hut – the “pump house”. An another spot near the top of the hill above the village, they built a concrete “water cube” reservoir – six-inch walls – with an intake tube near the top, outflow valve at the botton, and a manhole on the roof so you can open and check the water. They also run a PVC pipe from a water source way upstream in the river to collect clean water to the pump house. The two sources of water would keep the pump(?) in the pump house to get the water uphill to the “water cube”.
– The pumps are regulated to keep the water cube ~90% full at all times – which is enough to supply the village for a full week’s use. The rest is done by gravity: PVC tubes are run from the reservoir to the front door of each house in the village below – a grey PVC tube sticking out with a small regulater and a tap. The area does not freeze up in winter, tubes are simply embedded in concrete running along exterior walls of buildings.
– As our vehicles (3 together) approached the village in the morning on the only road going in/out, we heard out of the blue loud “bang-bang…” noises. The villagers lit up a long string of fire crackers and firework to welcome our party. We were led by the village leaders to a concrete plaque erected near the entrance to the village to recognize/commenmorate the help from the Rose Society in providing clean running water to the village (see photos in the link below). Dr. Tai and Matt had no prior knowledge of this; they were totally and pleasantly surprised by the villagers’ hospitality. I, of course, had nothing to do with all these, and just went along for the ride to share the “fruits” of their labour in love!
– We were first shown the small “pump house” and its operation. We then climbed up a fairly steep mud/rocky path to look at the “water cube” reservoir, capacity 110 cubic meters near the top of the hill.
– We got another unexpected surprise after we entered the village. As we approached the first house to look at the water pipe installation, an old man about age 85 carrying a baby girl on his back (grand or great-grand daughter?), holding the little hand of a ~3-4 year old little girl on his right, dashed out of the house. As soon as he saw Matt and Dr. Tai, he yelled out at the top of his lungs: “Thank you grandpas for bring us clean drinking water…..” , and he was going to make the little girl kneel to us! Matt rushed forward and said: “Oh, no, no, no……you don’t kneel to us….!” in amazingly perfect Mandarin. It was a scene that could bring tears to your eyes if you were there!. This old gentleman, owner of the hourse, for ~85 years living in this village, had never seen such clean running water. You can tell from his face, his smile and his voice how much he appreciated that water tap at the front of his door. Water had been running in this village for a couple of months before our visit.
– And here is the amazing fact: For all this work: the pumps, pump house, the drilling of the water well, the water cube, and all the pipings and detail water works, all cost only approximately 1000 dollars Canadian! And here we are, in Edmonton, debating how many hundreds of millions we want to spend building a second new sports arena downtown……..! We do live in a different world, don’t we!
– Truth is, through Matt, his assistant Tom, and the young Quiyang engineer, they were able to get their materials directly from source suppliers for rock bottom prices. All the labour was free – donated by workers in the village. I didn’t ask for details as I was an “outsider” for this project, but I overheard that they even managed to get the electric company to provide juice to run the pumps for free for so long, than at much reduced rate thereafter. I was told this is “rare” in China; I’d say it is rare anywhere. The Rose Society sponsored such water projects for three villages for this year. We are planning similar installations for next year.
Guiyang ‘North’ Catholic Church, near Youyi Rd 贵阳北天主教堂
Biggest in Guizhou province, built in 1875 in a mixture of Western and Chinese styles. Masses on Sunday at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. There is an active seminary training Chinese priests at the site. Map:
front detail, incl. rose window, date of consturction 创建时间和玫瑰花窗
before restoration, from www.chiyou.name/page/new/2007/ywdls/
See many Guiyang historical photos, including this church, described in a Chinese article at: http://shanshuiqiancheng.soufun.com/bbs/3314011348~-1/53710480_53710480.htm
十九世纪的贵阳天主教堂。清乾隆三十九年（1774年）天主教传入贵阳。道光三十年（1850年）天主教贵州教区第一任主教白斯德望修建了贵阳第一所 正式天主教堂。同治十三年贵州主教李万美将原教堂拆除重建，光绪元年因火灾使即将完成的教堂付之一炬，后再行重建，于次年完工，即今上北堂之大教堂。 目前，贵阳北天主教堂仍是全省天主教的中心和最大的教堂。
images from : www.chiyou.name/page/lzp/btzt.htm , from www.17u.com/blog/article/1519083.html , uploaded at http://www.flickr.com/photos/98531730@N02/9480998747/in/set-72157634952466595 , http://www.flickr.com/photos/98531730@N02/9483733368/in/set-72157634952466595/
Guiyang’s “South” Catholic Church 贵阳南天主堂, 位于贵阳新华路与兴隆街交汇处
Article in Chinese with photos of this and still other Catholic churches and related buildings in various stages of repair, at: www.xiangtu.org/archives/286.html , photo and aricle in Chinese uploaded at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98531730@N02/9481304907/in/set-72157634952466595/